It appears Nicky Hayden is already looking to the future.
Who can blame him? After many years of dedication to Ducati the American; who was world champion in 2006 after Rossi fell in Valencia in a race that was poised at it’s start in the same way as the Lorenzo/Marquez battle this year; is ready for his forthcoming move to the Aspar team.
He is so ready he has already shared the following image of his new lid on Twitter at @NickyHayden :
The latest Arai special helmet for Hayden is once again covered in Starline graphics and is painted by his usual artist Roberto Marchionni, who posted the news in a reply that ” now I don’t think is possible make replica…but is possible after special edition painted hand. Thanks Roby”
So for those wanting a replica it sounds like there is a good chance. As long as you don’t expect him to paint them all by hand!
It is really nice to see a rider of Hayden’s caliber and quality ready to fight again after his long, hard stint at Ducati, adding RESET & PUSH HARDER and ‘The Next Match’ to his usual, equally positive personal mantra of ‘Let’s Get It’.
Here’s to seeing this helmet in action in his Honda return at the Valencia Test!